Sunday, January 10, 2016
Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery)
I've finished "Meet Your Baker" the 1st book in her Bakeshop Mystery series by Ellie Alexander.
Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal.
After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder.
The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her but still. The silver lining? Jules's high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can't help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all.
About the Author
ELLIE ALEXANDER is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she's not coated in flour, you'll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. You can friend her on Facebook to learn more!
Series: A Bakeshop Mystery (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (December 30, 2014)